Tag: Trudeau, Justin

Trudeau Faces a New Foe as Conservatives Retake Power in Alberta

MONTREAL — The return of conservatives to power in oil-rich Alberta adds another province to a growing bloc of opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and his government. Returns late Tuesday night showed the United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney, a former Conservative federal cabinet minister, leading the New Democratic Party under […]

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What’s a Feminist Government? Canada, and Trudeau, Grapple With the Question

OTTAWA — It was the sort of audience meant to be a natural fit for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada — more than 300 young women taking part in a “Daughters of the Vote” day of civic engagement in Parliament. But no sooner had he begun to speak than several dozen of the women […]

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Trudeau and Liberal Party Expel 2 Ex-Ministers at Center of Storm

OTTAWA — After promising an open and collaborative way of doing politics, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on Tuesday axed from his party two prominent former female cabinet ministers who have been at the center of a festering political crisis about his handling of a criminal case. Trying to divert the country’s attention from […]

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Canada’s Former Justice Minister Warned About Political Fallout for Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canada’s former justice minister repeatedly warned the country’s top public servant about possible political fallout if she intervened in a criminal case involving a major Canadian corporation, according to a recording of their conversation released on Friday. Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was also the former attorney general, gave the recording to a parliamentary committee […]

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Trudeau Tries to Sell New Plan for Canada, Hoping to Leave Crisis Behind

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was selling, but it wasn’t clear that anyone was buying. At a housing development in Ottawa on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Trudeau pitched the wonders of his proposal to make home-buying easier, among a vast array of promises in a spending plan his government released this week. Rod […]

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Canada’s Top Public Servant Is Fourth Official to Resign in Political Scandal

OTTAWA — Canada’s top public servant, who was accused of improperly pressing the former attorney general to settle a corruption case involving a major corporation, resigned on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to put more than a month of political turmoil behind him. It was the fourth prominent resignation related to the scandal […]

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Justice Minister at Center of Trudeau Political Tempest Will Not Testify Again

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has been trying for weeks to shift the country’s attention from accusations by his former justice minister that his government improperly pressured her on a criminal case. On Wednesday, members of his party helped him do that by blocking the minister from testifying again about the matter […]

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Will Canadian Women Turn Their Backs on Their Feminist Prime Minister?

TORONTO — Being a feminist is not an easy job. Just ask Justin Trudeau. A day after his non-apology for the political crisis engulfing his government, with accusations that he bullied his female justice minister on a criminal case, the Canadian prime minister met with young women in Toronto to celebrate International Women’s Day. But […]

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Canadian Politics Aren’t Cute. They’re Corrupt.

CALGARY, Alberta — There is a particularly quaint element to Canada — our smallness, our politeness, our insularity — that makes many people, including many Canadians, assume the best about our country and ourselves. As if these qualities make us inherently purer than other, more populous countries. It’s true that Canadians are a trusting, generous […]

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Trudeau’s Ex-Adviser and Close Friend to Testify in Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Canadians are rarely riveted by televised meetings of the House of Commons justice committee. But they are likely to pay attention on Wednesday morning, when Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s close friend and former political aide, testifies before it about the political crisis that has engulfed Mr. Trudeau just seven months before […]

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Friend, Adviser, Witness: Trudeau’s Fate Could Hinge on Confidant’s Testimony

TORONTO — They were college friends, canoeing pals and debating team buddies who were in one another’s wedding parties. Together, they fashioned a campaign that catapulted them into Canada’s top office — Justin Trudeau as the country’s optimistic prime minister and his best friend Gerald Butts as his adviser, strategist and political slugger. Now they […]

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Oh, Trudeau.

Justin Trudeau came to office in 2015 by the high road, exuding charm, confidence, integrity and an openness to change. He filled his cabinet with women and minorities, opened Canada’s doors to immigrants and posed for endless selfies with adoring crowds. But in politics the fresher the face, the more obvious the blemishes. With seven […]

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2nd Trudeau Minister Resigns as Canada’s Political Crisis Swells

OTTAWA — Another minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada quit in protest on Wednesday over accusations that he and his aides tried to influence a criminal case against a multinational Canadian company accused of bribing the Libyan government. The unexpected resignation, by Jane Philpott, who led the treasury board, inflames […]

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How Justin Trudeau Was Ensnared by Scandal: A Corruption Case and ‘Veiled Threats’

Four years ago, Justin Trudeau rose to Canada’s highest office as the second-youngest prime minister in the country’s history, promising “sunny ways” and a new era of honest government, equal representation and liberalism. Now, Mr. Trudeau is entangled in a scandal involving allegations that his office pressured his justice minister to settle a criminal case […]

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Second Trudeau Minister Resigns as Canada’s Political Crisis Swells

OTTAWA — Another minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada quit in protest on Wednesday over accusations that he and his aides tried to influence a criminal case against a multinational Canadian company accused of bribing the Libyan government. The unexpected resignation compounds a growing political crisis that had already cost […]

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Trudeau Promised a Fresh Approach to Politics. Now He’s Embroiled in Scandal.

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada promised a fresh approach to politics, one that was based on openness, decency and liberalism. Now he is embroiled in a scandal involving accusations of back-room deal-making and bullying tactics, all to support a Canadian company accused of bribing the Libyan government when it was run by […]

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Trudeau’s Political Woes Mount With Demands for More Inquiries

OTTAWA — If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had any thought that a burgeoning political scandal could be quietly contained, that hope vanished on Thursday, as Canadians dissected the explosive testimony from his former justice minister before a parliamentary committee. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a minister strafe her own government like this,” said Andrew […]

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Trudeau’s Ex-Attorney General: ‘Veiled Threats’ Were Made to Drop Case

OTTAWA — Breaking weeks of silence, the former cabinet minister now at the center of a growing political crisis in Canada testified that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, members of his staff and senior officials used “political interference” and “veiled threats” in a campaign to get her to drop a criminal case against a major corporation. […]

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Justin Trudeau’s Political Crisis Widens as Top Aide and Friend Resigns

OTTAWA — The top political adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada resigned on Monday, deepening a political crisis over allegations the government tried to interfere in a criminal court case. In a statement announcing his departure, Gerald Butts, who has been a close friend of Mr. Trudeau’s since their university days, linked his […]

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Ethics Inquiry Opened Over Justin Trudeau’s Actions in Bribery Case

Canada’s parliamentary ethics commissioner said on Monday that he would look into allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured his former attorney general to call off a criminal case against a major engineering company based in Montreal. The announcement, made in a letter to two members of Parliament, followed several days of allegations that […]

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